Advanced Surface Mining Technology

Course Name: 

Advanced Surface Mining Technology (MI361)


B.Tech (Mining Engg)




Programme Specific Electives (PSE)

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Analysis of elements of surface mining operations. Classification of surface mining equipment systems vis-à-vis unit operations. Equipment selection criteria and procedures, application and selection. Types, basic operations, maintenance and capacity utilization, applicability and selection considerations. Computations for the capacity and number of machines vis-à-vis mine production. Dump planning. Minimization of adverse impacts and maximization of use of mineral resources. Cost Estimation. Conversion of old underground workings into surface mines.


Amithosh Dey, Latest Development of Heavy Earth Moving Machinery, Annapurna Publishers, Dhanbad, 1995.
Martin, J. W., Martin T. J., Bennett, T. P. &Martin,K. M. Surface Mining Equipment, Martin Consultants Inc., USA, 1982.


Mining Engineering

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 Department of Mining Engineering, NITKSurathkal
 P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
 Karnataka, India.

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